ResponsibilitesThe Associate Dean of Libraries is a member of the library’s Administrative Group, reports to the Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources, and serves as the library's administrative head in the dean's absence. The Associate Dean is the library’s Chief Collections Officer and coordinates collection development across its divisions while directing collections budget planning and expenditures. He supervises the library's Director of Technical Services, Director of the Latin American Library, and the Coordinators for Scholarly Resources who function as a collections planning group. The Associate Dean assists the library with planning for optimum physical spaces for collections and library users. He coordinates library compliance matters associated with institutional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and collects and reports library data required by groups such as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and internal constituents. Special projects have included representing the library in meetings with project managers, architects, and contractors involved in the design and completion of the 5th and 6th floor building addition on top of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library building, and also in a renovation of a portion of the H-TML basement for classroom space completed in summer 2016. He also planned and oversaw library recovery initiatives including the Tulane Libraries Recovery Center and replacement of lost collections after Hurricane Katrina.
Corrigan, Andy. (2020). “Disaster and recovery in a coastal city vulnerable to hurricanes.” UNESCO Subcommittee on Education and Research (SCEaR) Newsletter, 2020/1: pp. 23 -28.
Corrigan, Andy. (2010). “Tulane University; Hurricane Katrina.” In Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, eds., Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Nancy K. Dennis, 117-127. Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries.
Corrigan, Andy. (2008). "Disaster: response and recovery at a major research library in New Orleans." Library Management. 29 (4/5): 293-306.
Corrigan, Andy. "With a bucket of extremes: saving an ARL-size library collection in New Orleans,” in Sailing into the Future – Charting our Destiny: Proceedings of the 13th ACRL National Conference. Ed. Hugh Thompson (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007): 83-91.
Corrigan, Andy. (2005). "The collection policy reborn: a practical application of web-based documentation." Collection Building. 24 (2): 65-69.
Corrigan, Andy, et al. (2002). "Electronic reference service trends among Louisiana academic libraries." Louisiana Libraries. 65 (1): 3-12.
Professional InterestsPlanning for library collections, services, and facilties
Publishing trends and information technology
Economics of scholarly information